The Nature of Paint
Doctoral thesis in words & images
The following paintings represent one of the outcomes of my PhD research on natural art materials. I adapted paint recipes that I found in historic archives and created artworks that highlight each ingredient by using that same ingredient. With each artwork was an accompanying glass jar containing a sample of the ingredient. For the PhD I created 100 of these for the exhibition however due to Covid restrictions, the show never opened to the public. Here is a sampling of teh works.
The paintings are an example of an ongoing project to be more sustainable in the twenty-first century art studio, to learn more about the ingredients we use, what secrets nature has to offer, with the aim to foster an ethos that aligns with global eco-trends in other industries.
NOTE: All paintings (now sold) were framed in Tasmanian Oak, hand-made in Australia, size A4. Note: There is copyright on the text and images.